Let’s talk about the new Devil’s Triangle. And I am not talking about that haunted patch of ocean in the Atlantic.
The new Devil’s Triangle is not a triangle at all. It is probably more like a crooked line that is formed by the cities of Columbus, Ann Arbor and East Lansing. It is possible that those three cities could have three of the best coaches in the land and three of the best programs in the land with some of the best story lines in the line.
Imagine an angry series of football games led by the smug of Urban Meyer at Ohio State, the cockiness of Mark Dantonio at Michigan State and the arrogance of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. They would be mugs that only a mother would love or perhaps a Buckeye, Spartan or a Wolverine.
That is possible if Harbaugh decides to leave the NFL and return home to Michigan where he was a hot shot quarterback who had the audacity to guarantee victory over Ohio State and back it up. There are reports that Michigan offered Harbaugh a six year deal worth nearly $50 million. In other words Michigan is standing at the plate and swinging at the fences.
It is no secret that Michigan wants Harbaugh. The secret is will he say no to the NFL and say yes to Michigan.
The SEC might remain the Cathedral of college football but this group won’t be far behind. Meyer is building a power that must be stopped. Harbaugh will rebuild a power that needs a jump start. And guess what? Michigan State won’t go away under Dantonio and my guess is he will tell you that in case you forgot.
Even weekly press conferences would be pay per view events.
OK. This won’t exactly be the Devil’s Triangle. The shape does not fit. But we all will have a hell of a time when these teams get together.